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This is the first year I have set long and short term goals for my blog and personal life as well. I'm excited to see if I can stick to them but I feel like I am already ahead for having done them at all. Normally i just have a couple things I would like to do but put no effort in to planning how I will accomplish any of it. Cheers to 2014!!
2 months ago on Serve Yourself First | My Three Words for 2014
@Danny Brown @ginidietrich I like your ways better. Maybe I'll try that the next time I get a "Dear Mommy Blogger" pitch.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@EdenSpodek Haha, mine luckily never went through that phase. On the other hand, there was In The Night Garden...
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@EdenSpodek Did you read all 267 of my blog posts? LOL.
Phew, I was ready to hand in my buff and do the walk of shame out of here! And, don't worry, kids aren't reading any of this yet. Maybe if you threw up some Caillou videos or something...
Holy crap, I hope that's not how you took that because I was specifically talking about kids. I think you have a duty to post those rants because people come to your site for education on those topics. That's why I'm here ;D
I agree on your part. I blog about inspiring engaged fatherhood and teaching our children to be kind to the world and each other, so the rant didn't fit the mold of my site. I do enjoy reading it on other sites though, lol, so keep up the great work!
Thanks! Checking it out now.
and *while* most don't respond...
Funny story, if you have the time. I got mad about it once and wrote about my distaste for those pitches, and then someone commented that instead of getting mad, I should try to educate them. Ever since that day, I have always replied back politely, as my Canadian blood would dictate, and most don't respond, I have converted about 20% of those emails into business. That woman was a genius, lol.
Haha, my favourites are the ones that begin with, "As a Mom..."
I was glad to see you gave InNetwork the thumbs up. I was just chosen for my first campaign with them, and as a blogger, it felt good to be targetted with a specific campaign that fit the scope of my writing. 95% of the time the pitches are mass produced and do not apply to me.
My question, can you recommend a couple of other companies with a model similar to InNetwork's? I'm hoping this is the beginning of the end for those mass produced, impersonal pitches. I'm sure it's been covered already but I am a slow typer ;D Thanks!
I've only been at this for just over a year but my typical strategy is that I have a pad of paper next to me while I am at work. As the day goes on, I write everything that pops into my head on the pad and bring it home with me. Once the kids are asleep, I take out that day's sheet of paper, open up my Wordpress, and start expanding on my handwritten notes. It's what works for me and I am totally with Gini on the crafting in Wordpress thing, for all the same reasons she listed. (Sorry, I can't tag from work because we are in the stoneages here)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts
I don't think I can make it this afternoon but I'm curious to hear Danny's thoughts on Triberr. I feel like it was a decent idea but that Twitter is so oversaturated with people abusing it now, that it has lost it's original purpose. Unless, of course, the original purpose was to flood my timeline with endless "via" tweets. Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
I find this is extremely common in the parenting blogging sector. Some of the bloggers have gotten so big that they could literally post anything and everyone will gush over how amazing it is, even if it makes no sense whatsoever. I'm not going to lie, I think about what it would be like to be able to do no wrong. It sounds kind of glorious, but, possibly, completely unfulfilling as well. Great stuff, Bob, and also, I like how you didn't lose your Canadiana and included the "u" in honour! Also, also, I have no idea why I notice things like that...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Social Media Success and the Second Commandment
@biggreenpen Hah, I'm also a quick learner ;D I find diving in blind is always the best way to learn something new. We'll see what happens here but I'm looking forward to the ride!
9 months ago on #FollowFriday: Eden Spodek
@EdenSpodek I have absolutely no reply to that, except, Thank You. Probably one of the kindest things anyone has ever said to me. How am I just finding this place now? @belllindsay